THE PRESIDENCY: New Thoughts on Foreign Aid

Out of the secrecy that surrounds Washington's policy planning on the Khrushchev visit, news sifted that hinted at a major U.S. policy shift. President Eisenhower, though he has said that he does not intend to "negotiate" with Khrushchev, intends to suggest to Khrushchev that the U.S. and U.S.S.R. ought to work out ways of cooperating in economic aid to underdeveloped nations.

The President's decision represents a compromise of sharp differences of opinion inside the Administration on how the U.S. foreign-aid program ought to be modified. Nearly everybody is agreed that the U.S. has to get out from under its lonely foreign-aid...

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